Latin Name : Shorea Javanica
Dammar, is a resin obtained from the tree family Dipterocarpaceae in India and East Asia, principally those of the genera Shorea or Hopea (synonym Balanocarpus). The gum varies in colour from clear to pale yellow, while the fossilised form is grey-brown.
The resin is used in indigenous system of medicine as an astringent and detergent and is given in diarrhea and dysentery.
Gum Dammar resin (brown) is also known as cat-eye resin, is said to be particularly useful to combat sadness, depression and melancholy.